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Aug 3, 2015
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending the Obama Administration for the monumental step it has taken to reduce carbon emissions and seriously address climate change with the final Clean Power Plan.
Jun 29, 2015
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), striking down the agency’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) that would limit levels of toxic pollutants emitted from coal-fired power plants.
Jun 19, 2015
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the new fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles proposed jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). These proposed standards, which build on standards already in place, would apply to large...
Jun 16, 2015
Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee, led by full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to strengthen existing ozone standards in order to protect public health. The stricter standard is based on an exhaustive review of scientific...
Jun 12, 2015
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was entitled “EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule.”
Apr 22, 2015
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day.
Nov 26, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the proposed ozone pollution standard by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Nov 20, 2014
The Clean Air Act requires major new or expanding sources of air pollution to obtain permits with pollution limits before the facilities start construction. These preconstruction permits ensure that a new or expanded facility will not increase local air pollution to levels that violate national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets for...
Nov 20, 2014
On November 20, 2014, the House considered H.R. 4795. The House held general debate followed by debate on amendments offered. The following Democratic amendment was offered: Rep. Henry A. Waxman - States that outdated air quality standards do not apply toward a preconstruction permit if the applicable federal, state, or local permitting agency determines that applying it...